Holland America Prinsendam Cruise Reviews

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165 Holland America Prinsendam Cruise Reviews
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Griffindorf
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our 12th sailing on HAL, the second on the Prinsendam. We choose HAL because their ships tend to be smaller - the Prinsendam is the smallest in the fleet. The fleet is immaculately well maintained, always clean as a whistle, with ... Read more
carolpardun
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our 14-day crossing was step 1 of our Epic Anniversary trip. My husband has only been on one cruise before and it did not go well, so I was concerned about whether he would like this one, but I'm happy to report that he enjoyed is--and ... Read more
pnica
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I chose this cruise mainly because the timing suited me - I couldn't go until the last day of April or early May - last day of April was RCL and the ship was way too big, so it was Prinsendam or Cunard or Pulmantur - Cunard was too short, ... Read more
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gymswim
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
191 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I have sailed on Prinsendam about 200 days overall and love this ship. She has a charming intimacy and her loyal crew make the experience wonderful. Because she is over thirty years old, she is prone to plumbing leaks and uneven heating ... Read more
Jeanneb81
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The Prinsendam is a small cruise ship that can dock in ports that the larger ships can't. The itinerary was great. The 56 day cruise is a must if you really want to see the Mediterranean. 850 people when full. The crew on the Holland ... Read more
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mick41
Member Since 2012
1 review
180 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
I had a great time on the 2016 World Cruise and expected a similar experience on this Grand Voyage. I enjoyed most of the ports but food quality and dining room service were not up to the usual HAL standards. On at least 7 occasions I had ... Read more
gentlemancruiser
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
1,740 forum post
41 helpful votes
In 25+ cruises we have taken this was by far the most disappointing. Having heard there any many passengers who sail on board multiple times and love it I was VERY surprised at the number of problems we encountered. We booked an ... Read more
gail h
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
364 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We had always wanted to go to South America and the Amazon. Also most of the Caribbean ports we had never visited. We went to Fort Lauderdale two days early to rest up before our cruise. Stayed at the Extended Stay Cruise Port. Nice ... Read more
AdamRozyskie
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We (my wife & I) choose the Holland America cruise up the Amazon as it was a Bucket List Item and the Prinsendam is a small (800 passenger) ship. The Prinsendam is an older ship showing her age with rusted through holes in the ... Read more
Pickle14
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Great time of the year weather wise. Be sure to pre-order tickets to visit Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. In Madeira we had an excellent tour in a van. There were 6 of us and the price was very reasonable. Because the ship is small , ... Read more
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One eyed
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This is our second time on Prinsendam. Love the size no long lines to disembark . Staff very friendly and polite . . We had a signature suite very roomy. Dining was good not enough vegetables for my liking in dining room , salads etc in ... Read more
YTOcruisers
Member Since 2011
1 review
19 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We chose this cruise on the Prinsendam because of the variety of large and small ports and because of the great reviews we had read about the Prinsendam. We were not disappointed! Embarkation in Barcelona was a breeze - very few people ... Read more
jos12
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Oktober 2015 we did a cruise with the Volendam which was terrible. You really should read my review: Volendam, Oktober 2015, trans-pacific. Only because we got a future cruise credit, we decided to try HAL for one more time. It should ... Read more
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EnverCleland
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We love the Prinsendam. Sailed on it a few years ago in the Med Sea area. Like a smaller ship , as we would rock climb or ice skate...Capt Tim Roberts is an amazing Captain. He instills confidence yet shows a keen sense off humor. He ... Read more
39-0-13
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Second trip on Prinsendam from Ijmuiden. This time (after a cruise to Northern Europe and the Kiel Canal previously), a cruise to Norway, Iceland, and Scotland. After days at sea, we came to Norway and were astonished at the beauty ... Read more
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catsdavs
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We stayed in Amsterdam prior to the cruise. We did the hop-on, hop-off bus and the canal bout tour. The bus tour was very interesting. We did get off the bus and tour Gasson diamonds. There we were given a description of how the ... Read more
rocky beach
Member Since 2010
1 review
89 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We wanted to see Norway, and what better way than more than a dozen ports in 20 days, in addition to Copenhagen and IJmuiden. Both embarkation and disembarkation went well, and we used HAL's transfers, since IJmuiden is a bit difficult ... Read more
Vobogeck
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
60 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Background This was our eighth cruise on HAL but our first cruise on the Prinsendam. We were a little apprehensive because we had talked to people on previous cruises who either loved or hated this smaller ship. A couple we had met ... Read more
kahtrav
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
1,133 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We often, but not exclusively, cruise with Holland America. We chose this specific cruise because we enjoy the Prinsendam and we wanted to connect a trans-Atlantic with northern Europe. Ultimately we sailed three segments, the TA, then the ... Read more
murraycr
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Many of our cruises have beenon Holland America (almost 4 stars) and we had heard good things about the Prinsendam, the smallest ship in the Holland America fleet. There was a pair of cruises that we combined. One crossed the Atlantic, ... Read more
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race ave al
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
122 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
we chose this ship for the varied itnerary, and it travels r/t port everglades. we haven't been on a ship this small since the ncl starward in 1979. we have sailed many other cruise lines, but HAL gets first look due to the amazing crew. ... Read more
elmar59
Member Since 2008
1 review
59 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We chose this cruise new. it was RT from Ft. Lauderdale and had many sea days.We usually cruise Seaboard and I must admit ,I was very apprehensive about Prinsenda. A friend had cautioned me against booking a smaller cain(no hot water,leaks ... Read more
chambly
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 forum posts
11 helpful votes
The Prisendam is an old ship however its size (840 passagers) and cabin layout makes it perfect for long cruises and visiting certain ports where large ship cannot go. There are almost no children and passager are well traveled. Crew was ... Read more
Catella54
Member Since 2016
1 review
33 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
It's been 2 1/2 years since I did a long cruise with Holland America and overall the experience was very good. I've read other reviews of the Prinsendam which talked about its age and the breakdowns - while it is certainly an older ... Read more
ss FLANDRE
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
46 helpful votes
For starters, my husband and I love 'Prinsendam'. This shapely vessel, launched in 1988 as ‘Royal Viking Sun’, is an anomaly within the 14-ship fleet of Holland America Line, carrying only 835 guests, whereas her 13 fleet-mates ... Read more
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